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St. Albert the Great Parish “O taste and see that the Lord is good”   Ps 34.8 10 Prestwick Drive SE, Calgary, AB, Canada T2Z 4J6 Phone: 403 257 6054          Fax: 403 257 6072 Charitable...











St. Albert the Great Parish


“O taste and see that the Lord is good”   Ps 34.8


10 Prestwick Drive SE, Calgary, AB, Canada T2Z 4J6

Phone: 403 257 6054          Fax: 403 257 6072

Charitable Registration Number 107909939 RR0084













1st Reading: Amos 8.4-7
2nd Reading: 1 Timothy 2.1-7++
Gospel: Luke 16.1-13 (or shorter)










After today’s readings, we can’t say we have not been warned about the dangers of mixed-up priorities.  God’s Word is so very clear today on the necessity of putting Him first in all areas of our lives.
We see this in the First Reading from Amos.  The Lord has harsh words for those who would take advantage of the poor and whose priorities are not aligned with God’s.
In the Second Reading from St. Paul’s letter to Timothy, Paul gives us the antidote to the self-centeredness condemned in our First Reading.  The antidote is to imitate Christ “who gave Himself as a ransom for all.” Rather than thinking of Himself and how to “get ahead” Christ gave Himself away — completely — for our sake.  That is how we are to live.
In our Gospel passage from Luke, the Lord shows us how to bridge the gap between worldly thinking and priorities and eternal thinking and priorities.  Jesus tells the parable of the corrupt but clever steward who is about the get fired when the master discovers the steward has been squandering his property.  Realizing his imminent unemployed status, the clever steward reaches out to the various debtors of his master to wheel and deal with them, making friends who would look out for him when he became jobless.
What if we put that kind of effort into our own tasks as good stewards of all God’s gifts to us?  Into our ministries, into the ways we could make more time for prayer as individuals, as couples, as families, and as a parish?  What if we got as creative as the “bad steward” in the use of our finances so that we could give more generously to the poor and the advancement of God’s kingdom on the earth?
That’s our lesson and our challenge.













Tue, Sep 20 @ 9:00 am               Nan Ponsenby (RIP)

Tue, Sep 20 @ 11:00 am             Joan Kent RIP

Tue, Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm               Maria Piro (RIP)
Wed, Sep 21 @ 9:00 am              Fred Dias (RIP)
Wed, Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm              Michelle Diment (INT)
Thu, Sep 22 @ 9:00 am               George Rocks (RIP)
Thu, Sep 22 @ 6:30 pm               Lois Martell (INT)
Fri, Sep 23 @ 9:00 am                 Macphail family (INT)
Fri, Sep 23 @ 6:30 pm                 Mardi Scalplock (RIP)
Sat, Sep 24 @ 9:00 am                Sheila Rocks (INT)
Sat, Sep 24 @ 5:00 pm                Alfredo Piro (RIP)
Sun, Sep 25 @ 9:00 am               Patrick Ralph Sr. (RIP)
Sun, Sep 25 @ 11:00 am             St. Albert the Great Community (INT)
Sun, Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm               Seferina Magsino (RIP)














Registration for the sacraments (First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation) is now open at St. Albert the Great Church for 2022-2023!
Please click the following link to register:
Register online for the sacraments 


Please register by the end of September.


For an outline of dates for the sacraments, please visit the following link:
Sacrament Dates 2022-2023 


Contact Dan D'Agostino with any questions:













Come As You Are (CAYA) invites you to join our monthly CONNECT nights.  Our goal is to provide practical and meaningful ways to grow your relationship with God, and be part of a community of intentional disciples.  We seek to answer the question: "How do I grow as a follower of Jesus Christ from wherever I am at?"  Come exactly as you are, all are welcome.  We meet the 4th Thursday of every month after evening Mass, in the parish basement.  Kick-off event on Thursday, Sept 22nd @ 7 - 9:30pm.  Presentation and discussion; social and tooney bar.  All proceeds donated to the refugee family fund. RSVP to comeasyouare.yyc@gmail....




















What do you call a man or woman who stands up in a Catholic church and lends his or her voice to God?  A LECTOR.  If you are being called to proclaim God’s word, then please consider joining the Lector Ministry and fulfill that calling. 


We will be holding training sessions for those who are new to this ministry and those who would like to have a little refresher training.  


The training sessions will be held on: 

  • September 23, 2022 at 7:00pm after the evening Mass.   
  • October 27, 2022 at 7:00pm after the evening Mass.   

Please direct any questions to volunteers@sta...  














Is God calling you to become an Extraordinary Eucharistic Minister? Perhaps it’s been a while since you last served.

We will be holding  training sessions for both those who would like a refresher and those who are new to this ministry.

The training sessions will be held on:

  • September 30, 2022 at 7:00pm after the evening Mass.   
  • October 21, 2022 at 7:00pm after the evening Mass.   

Please direct any questions to volunteers@sta...  


Eucharistic Ministers must be fully initiated in the Catholic faith.













All the mothers are invited to share as friends, to support each other in parenthood and to grow in holiness.  😇


Mothers Group will take place every Tuesday 9:45-11-30 am starting on September 20th at St. Albert the Great Church.

Babysitting is provided.  🌺


If you are interested in volunteering as a childcare provider or have any questions please contact the parish office or email at satgmothersgroup@gmail...   












St. Albert the Great St. Vincent de Paul needs canola oil and peanut butter. Please drop your donations in the St. Vincent de Paul box in the Narthex. Thank you for your support!














The parish office of St. Albert the Great Church have expanded office hours to include afternoons on Wednesdays & Thursdays. The office will be closed a half-hour for lunch (12:30 - 1:00pm) on those days.


Here are the new office hours:

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: 9:30am - 12:30pm
  • Tuesday: 9:30am - 12:30pm
  • Wednesday: 9:30am - 12:30pm, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Thursday: 9:30am - 12:30pm, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Friday: 9:30am - 12:30pm
  • Saturday: Closed













Last fall a group was formed at St. Bonaventure Parish to do just that.  As we had a very successful experience we would like to extend an invitation to any interested parishioners from our neighboring parishes to join us.  The ultimate goal is for participants to become, if not proficient, as least confident  in reading and singing  Gregorian Chant.   Knowing how to read music would be helpful but not essential.  We meet each Thursday morning at 9:45 following the morning Mass in the St. Francis Room at St. Bonaventure. We will commence on Thursday October 6.  If you are interested or would like further information contact Ken Murdoch at













Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for 3 - 9 year olds is being offered at St James Catholic Parish in Okotoks (just a very short drive south):


3-6 year old Tues 9:30 - 11:30 am
3-6 year old Wed 10 am - noon
5-6 year old Tues 4 - 6 pm
7-9 year old Fri 1:30 - 3:30 pm

For more info contact Dorothy or Sheila Schneider  403-617-9530














St. Albert the Great Parish is sponsoring an Iranian Catholic refugee family, who are suffering under persecution for their Catholic faith. More information about this family and our parish ministry can be found here Refugee Family - St Albert The Great or by emailing


We appreciate your generosity - donations are still needed and can be made through our parish, by completing the refugee family donation form or by submitting an etransfer to Please clearly indicate the donation is for the "Refugee Family" in the memo line to ensure the funds are directed to this cause. Thank you for your support of this work of charity.














One-third of Pakistan was reportedly under water at the end of August. Over 33 million people have been affected by the flooding, 1,400 people have died, with 12,700 injured, and nearly 800,000 people have been displaced.  Development and Peace ― Caritas Canada has allocated $40,000 to help Caritas Pakistan cope with the worst flooding in the country’s history. 

  • The Government of Canada is matching donations dollar for dollar (up to $3 million) until September 28, 2022. Caritas Pakistan is counting on our support. Please give online to Caritas Pakistan through Development and Peace at 
  • To read more about the flood, visit this page












There are a number of employment opportunities that are currently available in the Diocese of Calgary and beyond. 

  • NEW: Sacrament Preparation Coordinator (PT) - St. Luke's Calgary
  • Volunteer Screening Coordinator/Office Assistant (PT) - St. James, Calgary
  • Caretaker (FT) - St. Bonaventure, Calgary
  • Administrative Assistant (PT) - St. Mary's, Brooks
  • Bookkeeper (Casual) - St. Mary's, Brooks
  • NEW: Executive Assistant - Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan, Grande Prairie

Please visit for more information and application details. 













The FCJ Centre invites you to an evening with Fr. Cristino as he shares his story of reconciliation, openness, vulnerability, suffering and reconciling his identities as an indigenous and a priest. When: Thursday, Sep. 22 at 7 pm
















Resources & Announcements

  1. Bulletin Shorts, free to use 
    • How to Use Material Possessions? This is a tough gospel today. An employee squanders the boss’s property.  That same employee, on firing, gives away even more.  What is the point?  Don’t let possessions possess. In the words of Amos, the prophet, do not trample the needy or destroy the poor.  
      • What do I own that controls my life? 
      • How can I trust more in God than in the things I have? 
      • How will I tend to the poor and needy with this merciful behaviour:  __________?
        (Source: Diocese of Springfield)
  1. Resources for children
    • Kid's challenge this week: When you think about what’s important to you, which comes first?  God?  Your friends and family, including our brothers and sisters around the world?  Or your toys and clothes and other things?  Colour this illustration of a woman donating to charity.  Think of ways we can show that people are more important to us than money and possessions, and write or draw one or two of their ideas on the back of the illustration. (CAFOD)
  1. Pastoral Care: The Art of Accompaniment
    Join Fr. Timothy Boyle in a monthly reflection on ministry, pastoral care, and the art of accompaniment, inspired by the teachings of Pope Francis. Starts: Tuesday, Sep. 20 at 10:30 am at St. Martha's Church in Lethbridge, or join via livestream.  Download Poster
  2. Bereavement: Support & Care TrainingThe Diocese of Calgary is offering a training opportunity in providing bereavement support and care.  When/where: Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at St. Luke's (1566 Northmount Drive NW, Calgary).  Register online here or by contacting Sr. Mariflor at 403-218-5521.  Please register by Sep. 26.   For more information, visit: poster 
  3. St. Andrew Kim Tae-Gon, Priest & St. Paul Chong Ha-Sang and companions, Martyrs  (Feast Day: Sep. 20) Christianity now has a home in Korea and, more importantly, in Korean hearts, in large part because of this heroic martyr. Read more
  4. A prayer on the feast of St. Matthew (Feast Day: Sep. 21) | In the spiritual life, we will often feel unworthy of being a Christian.  We think that our sins are too much and that we could never turn back to God.  Read more
  5. The saint of the new millennium: Padre Pio (Feast Day: Sep. 23)
    Born of humble parentage in the farming village of Pietrelcina, little Francesco Forgione was destined to revive in the 20th Century the Franciscan love of God and of fellow man. In an era when educated persons say “we must see in order to believe,” Padre Pio is God’s answer!  Here is the humble friar whose existence exemplified Franciscan humility and yet coexisted continually in the presence of the supernatural—the priest who lived in two worlds simultaneously.  Read more
  6. Introduction to First Nations Studies
    A continuing education program for Catholic clergy and lay ministers, led by teams of Indigenous and non-Indigenous instructors, modelling respectful and reconciling relationships.  More info
  7. Rosary Coast to Coast 2022
    This year, Rosary Coast to Coast will be held on Sunday, October 9.  You are invited to pray the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy, the holy rosary and consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on this day.  More info
  8. Catholic Classics - a new podcast
    Informative and enriching, these 20-30 mins episodes will allow you to learn from the Church’s most revered saints and teachers as you seek to cultivate your spiritual life.  This season, Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. and Fr. Jacob Bertrand Janczyk, O.P. will guide you through Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales, Doctor of the Church.  More info
  9. September/October 2022 Calendar Highlights















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